Accession Number : ADA132523

Title :   ARGOT: A System Overview,


Personal Author(s) : Allen,James F

PDF Url : ADA132523

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : We are engaged in a long-term research project that has the ultimate aim of describing a mechanism that can partake in an extended English dialogue of some reasonably well specified range of topics. The fundamental assumption in this project is that conversants in a dialogue are constantly recognizing and monitoring the goals of the other participants. To do this, they must have a rich body of knowledge about the topic, about the goals and beliefs of the other participants, and about the structure of dialogues in general. This paper describes progress made towards these goals and outlines the current research areas in which the project is focused. It describes the basic theory underlying our work and the initial system built according to this theory. It then considers some deficiencies in this system and describes the new system currently under development. Finally, various specific research efforts within the group are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer communications, *Man computer interface, *Systems engineering, English language, Computational linguistics, Computer operators, User needs, Response, Deficiencies, Research management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE